ObscureNameHere: "You enter the 10' by 10' stone floored room. There are four torches -- one in each corner-- that cast a flickering orange light over the pile of iPads sitting suspiciously in the middle of the room on a small pedastal. Exits are North and South. Do you:a) Walk towards the pile of iPads? (turn to 86)b) Take the North exit? (turn to 12)c) Turn around and go South? (turn to 123)"
Teiritzamna: [...] What caused my law talking powers to activate was merely the consumerist's facepalmy statement that under the law, anything mailed to your house is yours 100%./it does make me think that we should open a service to just randomly mail people hazardous waste as a way of getting rid of it. Sorry, you are on the hook for that Methylethylketone, it was mailed to your house.
Priapetic: You're right, it doesn't trump those remedies - poor choice of words on my part.
CFitzsimmons: When I was in college a package arrived at our apt addressed to "Resident". Inside we found two dozen ceramic spice jars that looked like little houses. My roommate and I were confused, but figured, "what the hell" and put them in the kitchen. No bill ever arrived; no one ever contacted us.
Teiritzamna: Silverstaff: A democratic republic?The Galactic Empire abandoned any pretense of being a Republic with the Declaration of A New Order in 19 BBY.Read the text of it, it makes it clear that the Empire was ruled by one man, and his word was absolute.Then read the "Suspension of the Imperial Senate", the flimsy pretense to abolish the Senate and the last vestige of Republic rule.Thanks to the Tarkin Doctrine, the entire plan was to use fear to rule the galaxy. They accepted the power of the Empire to begin with thanks to fear of the Jedi, and fear of Separatists, and then if they had any problems with the power they had already accepted, they would have to deal with fear of the overwhelming Imperial military, with the Death Star as an ultimate symbol of it.When that weapons platform had just killed 2 billion people as a simple demonstration of force, the extrajudicial killing of billions, it became a matter of self defense for all people in the galaxy to destroy it. Nobody, anywhere could be safe from the DS-1 Orbital Battle Station, and it could kill billions, or theoretically a trillion (if aimed at Coruscant) in a single action.I'm kinda curious as to your idea of Alderaan having the biggest income inequality in the galaxy. Look at Coruscant. You've got the likes of Xixor, for example, who not only owns the largest shipping company in the galaxy, but is also the crime boss of one of the largest criminal syndicate besides the Hutt Clans, a man to whom money is no object. . .and you have transients in the undercity without a single credit to their name basically living in near-feral conditions.I love my people (geeks i mean)
Theaetetus: Teiritzamna: /as a lawyer geek its is the worst when someone misstates the law of star wars.That the so-called 'rebellion' was really a terrorist insurgency against a democratic republic, funded by a constitutional monarchy on a planet with quite literally the biggest income inequality in the galaxy?/the terrorists also caused a large flying vehicle to crash into a giant structure in which lots of people lived and worked
Teiritzamna: /as a lawyer geek its is the worst when someone misstates the law of star wars.
Zasteva: Teiritzamna: Silverstaff: Well, the Federal Trade Commission seems to think otherwise, and gives out that advice on their website: LinkOnce again - there is a world of difference between purposeful mailing you crap and then demanding payment, and accidentally shipping you something and then asking for it back. The FTC site is discussing the fact that you are under no legal obligation to pay for such goods - which is true. But in the case of a mistake if they demand the merch back, you dont have a legal right to possession.Now it is true that the party requesting the goods bears the burden of actually showing that it was a mistake, however in cases such as this it seems like its not too hard a threshold for BB to show that they are not involved in a crazy scam to send people $1-2k in unwanted apple products in the hope that someone will pay them for it.The trick with the law is it is not magic - by that i mean it is rarely a formalist recanting of facts and scenarios without any mind to the circumstances - which alas is the general lay understanding of it. It is generally focused instead upon fairness and reason. I think its pretty fair and reasonable to say that if you mistakenly send someone something they dont just get to keep it, just as it is fair to say that if you purposefully send someone something without request in the hopes that they pay for it, they are under no obligation to pay you.On the other hand, as the recipient of unordered good, you are under no legal obligation to spend your time and money compensating for their mistake.Contacting them to let them know of the mistake is the ethical thing to do. But the burden should be on them to fix that mistake if they care to -- making arrangements with you to collect the merchandise.IANAL, but if you are going to take a fairness and reason approach then asking their customer to fix the company's mistake doesn't really meet that bar.It's bad business practice too. The company is very likely ...
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